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FIA WEC, Fuji: Ferrari, Bruni-Vilander, AF Corse win and extend the leadership

FUJI, October 12 – Double win for the AF Corse Ferrari 458’s Italia in the “6 Hour of Fuji”, round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, in their AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51, took the chequered flag in first position of the GTE Pro category and increasing their lead in the Drivers Championship with 131 points, 50 ahead of Mokowiecki, the second in the standing.

At the end of the six-hour race, in second position among the GT cars the Ferrari 458 Italia #71 driven by Davide Rigon and James Calado. The duo’s perfomance was great with the first place alternately several times with the Ferrari 458 #51 during the race.

In the GTE Am category, excellent performance in the Japanese round for Steve Wyatt, Michele Rugolo and Andrea Bertolini in the Ferrari 458 Italia #81. Only a technical problem, in the last part of the race, took away the podium from the trio. Fifth position for Bret Curtis, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Mike Skeen in the 458 Italia #61. Withdrawal due to technical problem of the 8 Star Motorsport Ferrari 458 #90 (managed by AF Corse).

Returning to the rankings of the championship, Ferrari is leading in the GTE Manufactures with 200 points (Porsche is second, 171).

AF Corse is leader in the GTE Pro Team standing with 131 poinst (Aston Martin Racing has the second place with 95).


 
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